Lepore Named Florida Area Construction Services Manager
Former WSP USA engineer returns to firm to lead construction services for Florida transportation projects.
ORLANDO — Rico Lepore has joined WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as construction services manager for Florida.
In his new role, Lepore will partner with key area and regional leaders and other stakeholders to champion the delivery of world-class construction management projects for public and private clients in Florida. Additionally, he will develop strategic growth plans, work with new and existing clients to identify areas WSP can support their projects’ needs.
“Rico’s strong relationships with clients, industry peers and professional organizations alike will allow our teams to deliver well and make sure we address client needs in supporting programs across all markets,” said Brian Hollinger, Southeast region construction services manager at WSP. “This approach and mindset will work well to strengthen and augment our efforts to partner with our Florida clients and deliver projects that provide exceptional value and service.”
Lepore brings more than 30 years of extensive structural engineering and construction project management expertise on major transportation and bridge construction projects. His experience includes work on limited access tolled facilities, segmental concrete bridge construction and large complex bridge, interchange, and specialty bridge rehabilitation projects.
A former WSP engineer and assistant vice president, Lepore returns to the firm from a U.S.-based engineering company, where he held multiple responsibilities, most recently serving as the Florida region construction engineering and inspection (CEI) manager.
His project experience at WSP includes senior project engineer for the Sunshine Skyway Bridge post-tension repairs project in Tampa; lead field engineer for the I-90/I-93 interchange project in Boston; resident engineer for the Roslyn Viaduct Bridge replacement in New York; and senior project engineer for the Fuller Warren Bridge replacement in Jacksonville.
Lepore graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering technology, and the University of Massachusetts with a master’s degree in civil engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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